Ecovillage Design and Practicum Sept 07

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  1. Sonya

    Sonya Junior Member

    May 11, 2006
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    In case any of you are interested, just received this email from EcoLogical Solutions at Crystal Waters... Max Lindegger is offering an eco village design course in Sept. contact for further info.

    Enrolments are open for our Ecovillage Design and Practicum program scheduled from the 3-14 September 2007. This course is for those with an interest in and desire to live more sustainably. The EV Design and Practicum will cover a range of topics giving participants a strong grounding in the how to of designing and living in a sustainable settlement.

    COURSE THEMES will include
    * Assessment of land * Method of design * Assumptions and expectations * Community processes * Design processes * Design tools * Market demand, trends * Standard designs, use and pitfalls * Tendering processes, assessing quotes * Report writing * Presentation tips and techniques * Lobbying, working with councils and authorities * Conflict and conflict resolution * Sustainable roads, water, waste, energy, building * Budget estimates, keeping track of costs * Finances * Legalities, by laws, management * Density, group size and effect on relationships, community economy and dynamics * Common land * Work, entrepreneurial activities * Project assessment and management * Working in teams * Clusters, meeting places * Village principles * Sacred sites and spirituality * Water and wastewater * Ecological building * Energy * Infrastructure * Privacy.

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